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When to take the tests: Early and Often

By Debbie Lindstrom / April 16, 2019

One of our methods is to take the test early and often.  Here’s our recommendation about when to take the tests. Middle School Middle school:  Students should take the PSAT in October, 1 SAT, & 1 ACT for the experience. 9th and 10th Grade 9th & 10th grade: Students should take the PSAT in October, 1 […]

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Only Use Real ACT and SAT Test Prep Material

By Debbie Lindstrom / April 8, 2019

We recommend using only REAL ACT and SAT Test Prep Materials. Why? The test creators have a specific way of creating wrong answers.  If you make a minor mistake, you can be sure that that answer will be one of your choices.  We call this the bonehead answer.  There are 3 other types of wrong answers […]

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The “Fifth Column” on the New SAT

By Debbie Lindstrom / August 27, 2018

Here is some important information from my mentor and colleague, Dr. Kuni Beasley.  Hope you enjoy!    

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Should my student take the BEAT the ACT or SAT class after the Foundations course?

By Debbie Lindstrom / August 27, 2018

Some parents wonder if they should have their student take the BEAT the ACT or BEAT the SAT Course or if the Foundations Course is enough.  Here are my top 3 reasons for recommending the BEAT the Tests courses. More Specific Strategies Although the Foundations course is a great foundation, the BEAT the Tests courses […]

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What is Duke TIP?

By Debbie Lindstrom / May 23, 2018

What is Duke TIP? Duke TIP is a program started in the 1980s to identify talented young students, to recognize them and to offer them access to amazing opportunities. The program consists of two rounds—a qualifying round and the competition. Students qualify for Duke TIP by performing well on a standardized or IQ test.  If […]

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Summer College Prep – Use Your Time Wisely

By Debbie Lindstrom / May 22, 2018

Successful summer college prep — Using summers wisely Summer college prep is vital to successful college-bound students.  Wise students will use their extra free time from the rigors and schedules of the regular academic year to get ahead of the competition.  Think of elite athletes!  These athletes will rigorously train year round.  They do not take breaks to […]

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